Scholarship Guidelines

Scholarship Rules

Please review our scholarship guidelines before you apply for a scholarship from the Adelaide Breed Bayrd Foundation.


The Adelaide Breed Bayrd Foundation offers a scholarship program which is open to any high school graduate who resides in the City of Malden at the time of graduation. This is a vital guideline including graduates of: Malden High School, Malden Catholic High School, Mystic Valley Regional Charter School and private high school graduates.


To be eligible to renew your scholarship, a freshman in college must maintain a cumulative GPA of 2.5, sophomores, juniors and seniors must have a cumulative GPA of 2.75, based on a four point system. The scholarship is available to students in the first four years of college.


All scholarship applications for college freshmen may be submitted by the applicant’s high school scholarship committee, principal or headmaster, or guidance counselor. College sophomores, juniors and seniors may submit their application directly to the Foundation.

 All applications must include the following:
  1. Completed Application.
  2. Official Transcript.  Please request a transcript from your High School or College to be delivered directly to the Bayrd Foundation.  Transcripts downloaded from the internet are not acceptable.
  3. A short, concise essay written by the applicant addressing his or her academic, career, and life goals.
  4. Student Account Statement and Financial Aid Award Letter from the college or university the applicant is planning to attend, to include the following:
    • Tuition, Room and Board, Student Fees.
    • Loans, Grants, Scholarships and Work Study Programs.
    • Balance Due.

The scholarship amount may be as much as $3,000.00, and may be renewed. The amount may vary from year to year depending on how many applicants re-apply and what funds are currently available. Any child or grandchild of a member of the scholarship selection committee of the nominating educational institution or of the Trustees of The Adelaide Breed Bayrd Foundation is ineligible.


The criteria on which the scholarships are awarded will be essentially the same criteria used to determine National Honor Society members. This includes the applicant’s intelligence, leadership, and ability to work with others.  In addition, financial need will be considered but exceptional candidates will be considered regardless of their financial situation.

All applications must be completed in full and in the hands of the Adelaide Breed Bayrd Foundation, 350 Main St., Malden, MA 02148 by October 15th. No application will be considered unless accompanied by an Official Transcript of the previous semester grades, an Account Statement and Financial Aid Award Letter. Awards will be determined and students will be notified in December.

Ready to Apply?

If you’ve read the above guidelines and are ready to apply please continue to the online application. You may also print and mail an application.

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